Ooty Race Course, one of the best race courses in India, is located in the green hills of the Nilgiris
at an altitude of 2,268 m above sea level. Initially meant as a summer racing center, the race track is about two and a half km long. This race course is ideally located in the heart of the town, with eucalyptus trees bordering its slopes.
Horse racing is popularly held during the summer months of April, May and June. One can watch thoroughbreds in action here. The annual horse races at Ooty are a popular tourist attraction.
The nearest airport is 105 km away, in Coimbatore. Ooty is well connected by road to Mysore, Coimbatore and Bangalore.